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Powerful Mujeres: 6 Latinas in the White House
By Wanda Medina | 08/06/2014 - 12:33

Think your voice is not represented in higher government? Thing again, because these ladies have your back. Meet the Latinas from all walks of life who are making things happen under the Obama Administration.


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White House: Border Children Won't Be Sent Home To Die
White House: Kids Crossing the Border Won't Be Sent Home to Die
By Cristina Arreola | 07/15/2014 - 12:31

Amid mass confusion over the White House's policy on immigration, Press Secretary Josh Earnest wants to make one thing clear:


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Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 11:41

President Barack Obama announced that he plans on nominating Katherine Archuleta as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, the Colorado-native will be the first Latina to head this agency. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is in charge of managing the civil service of the federal government.


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Joaquin Castro Elected President of Democrat Freshmen of 113th Congress
Joaquin Castro Elected President of Democrat Freshmen of 113th Congress
By Fox News Latino | 01/08/2013 - 09:37

Congress freshman Joaquin Castro has begun the new phase of his political career with a splash.

With hardly a week on the job, the Texas Democrat has been chosen by his peers to be president of the freshman class of Democrats in the 113th Congress.

The honor comes just months after his twin brother, Julian, made history when he was selected to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, was the first Latino to have such a role in a Democratic National Convention.


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Latina Bloggers Take Over the White House
By Samantha Leal | 05/22/2012 - 17:30

Top Latina bloggers were invited to the White House this past weekend, where they were given insight into professional development by a panel of key female executives, as well as given a policy brief covering education and health, reports NBC Latino. Cecilia Munoz, the Director of Domestic Policy at the White House, opened the policy speech by talking about education and student loans.


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Black Eyed Peas and Big Time Rush
Black Eyed Peas & Big Time Rush to Perform at White House Tree Lighting Ceremony
By Adriana Rivera | 12/01/2011 - 16:00

Big Time Rush and the Black Eyed Peas are slated to perform at the National Christmas Tree Lighting tonight, Dec. 1, according to PerezHilton.com.

Half-Dominican, half-Venezuelan member of Big Time Rush, Carlos Pena, and part-Mexican Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie will celebrate the national tree lighting with President Obama and his family.


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WATCH: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested for Protesting Deportations
WATCH: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Arrested for Protesting Deportations
By Mariela Rosario | 07/28/2011 - 09:43

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) was arrested earlier this week for protesting in front of the White House. It must have felt like dejavu for the Chicago, Illinois rep.—he's been arrested twice before, first in in the mid-1990s for protesting the bombing of Vieques, Puerto Rico, and again just last year for speaking up against Obama's deportation record.


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Osama Bin Laden Killed in U.S. Raid
Osama Bin Laden Killed in U.S. Raid
By Fox News Latino | 05/02/2011 - 08:46

After nearly a decade, the hunt for the mastermind behind the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 in New York City is over.


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A Message from First Lady Michelle Obama
EXCLUSIVE: A Message from First Lady Michelle Obama
By First Lady Michelle Obama | 03/30/2011 - 16:05

I want to share with you a personal story in the hopes that it encourages you to get the most out of your doctor visits for your children. 

A few years ago as a working mom, I had the best intentions to feed my kids healthy food on a budget, knowing that sometimes pizza or the drive thru were inevitable.  But I was surprised when my pediatrician pulled me aside during an annual well-child visit and told me we needed to start paying better attention to what we were feeding our girls. 


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White House Releases Recommendations on the Status of Puerto Rico
White House Releases Recommendations on the Status of Puerto Rico
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/16/2011 - 15:30

Puerto Ricans should be the only ones who have a say in whether the island remains a part of the United States or becomes independent and the President and Congress should act on the results quickly, says a new report by the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico released today.

The 114-page report is the product of two years work by the Task Force that included public meetings in the island nation. It lays out scores of recommendations on some of the island’s biggest challenges: economic development, healthcare and the future of Vieques.


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